Using booster cables

CAUTIONS:
Connect batteries with only the same nominal voltage.

Always use booster cables with insulated clamps and adequate size cable.

Do not disconnect the battery from the vehicleТs electrical system.

To connect the booster cables
To connect the booster cables

Flat battery vehicle A Booster battery vehicle B Positive connection cable C Negative connection cable D

Vehicles with a petrol engine

CAUTIONS:
Do not connect to the negative (Ц) terminal of the flat battery.

Make sure that the jump leads are clear of any moving parts.

1. Position the vehicles so that they do not touch one another.

2. Switch off the engine and any electrical equipment.

3. Connect the positive (+) terminal of vehicle A with the positive (+) terminal of vehicle B (cable C).

4. Connect the negative (-) terminal of vehicle B to the engine block or engine mount of vehicle A (cable D), as far from the battery as possible.

Vehicles with a diesel engine

CAUTIONS:
Do not connect to the negative (Ц) terminal of the flat battery.

Make sure that the jump leads are clear of any moving parts.

1. Position the vehicles so that they do not touch one another.

2. Switch off the engine and any electrical equipment.

3. Connect the positive (+) terminal of vehicle A with the positive (+) terminal of vehicle B (cable C).

4. Connect the negative (-) terminal of vehicle B to the turbocharger of vehicle A (cable D).

To start the engine

1. Run the engine of vehicle B at moderately high speed.

2. Start the engine of vehicle A.

3. Run both vehicles for a minimum of three minutes before disconnecting the leads.

CAUTION:
Do not switch on the headlamps when disconnecting the cables. The peak voltage could blow the bulbs.

Disconnect the cables in the reverse order.

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